Thursday, June 06, 2024

Long Covid at 3 Years

 Meet world”s first edible robot Bangkok Post

Is Christianity Based on Psychedelic Trips? Nautilus 

Long Covid at 3 Years Eric Topol

Audience Member Sues Madonna And Live Nation For Him With “Pornography”

While he's also angry that the concert started late, the arena was hot, and Madonna was lip-synching, his legal complaint says, "During the performance plaintiff was forced to watch topless women on stage simulating sex acts. Plaintiff felt like he was watching a pornographic film being made." - The Guardian

Our Culture Needs More Contrarians

Music writers of 2024 have achieved a remarkable synchrony with consumers, such that, for the first time in living memory, the most popular musicians in the world also happen to be making the best music. And this consensus is doing bad things to the psychology of the otherwise intensely normal people who love them....

AI Is a False God The Walrus

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The ugly truth behind ChatGPT: AI is guzzling resources at planet-eating rates Guardian

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 31, 2024 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. 
Four highlights from this week: The NSA advises you to turn your phone off and back on once a week – here’s why; HHS targets single points of failure in healthcare cybersecurity; Google Researchers Say AI Now Leading Disinformation Vector; and New Tech Locates Cell Phones of Lost Hikers.

How to find and remove spyware from your phone

ZDNET: “iPhone and Android users alike are facing more sophisticated surveillance threats than ever before, and some may be close to home. Suspect you’re being tracked? Here’s what to do.  Spyware doesn’t just impact today’s PCs, it can end up on your mobile devices, too. 

Spyware designed for smartphones can disguise itself as a fake mobile application or transform a once-trustworthy app into a data stealer or Trojan. Similarly, a remote monitoring app promoted for parental use or work purposes could be abused to become a privacy invader rather than a legitimate service. Whatever the form, mobile spyware may steal your information, track your location, record your conversations, and more. 

Our guide will run through different forms of malicious software that could end up on your iOS or Android handset, the warning signs of infection, and how to remove such pestilence from your smartphone whenever it is possible to do so. We will also discuss stalkerware and other ways threats closer to home may spy on you — and what you can do about it…”